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Cayce W. Owens-Thrush

For Zoee The images in the book are created by cut paper with digitally added shadows. Printed in Helvetica Bold 24pt. Text and illustrations copyright Š 2010 by Cayce Owens-Thrush The right of Cayce Owens-Thrush to be identiďŹ ed as the author and the illustrator of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. First Edition For further content visit

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Cayce W. Owens-Thrush

After lunch Oliver went to math class.

While he was in math class his teacher, Mrs. Smith, was talking about patterns. She said that patterns could be found in math.

She talked about odd numbers like 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 being an odd number pattern.

She also told the class about even numbers and the pattern that they make like 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Mrs. Smith assigned the class homework to find patterns around them and remake those patterns. Oliver was a little concerned about this.

After math class Oliver went to art. He continued to think about patterns when he got there.

During the lesson that Mr. Picasso was teaching all Oliver could think about was the patterns from math.

He started to notice patterns all around him. He noticed a checkered pattern on the rug by the door.

He even found a pattern on the bulletin board.

Then Oliver saw a stripe pattern on the curtains.

Oliver was so excited about all of the patterns that he told Mr. Picasso about them.

Mr. Picasso was impressed by Oliver’s observation and showed him how to create some patterns of his own.

Using paper they made a checkerboard pattern that looked like the one on the rug.

They also used rectangles to create a pattern that looked like the one on the curtains.

Before he knew it, Oliver had already completed his math homework. He took his artwork to Mrs. Smith and she said that he had done a great job!

After turning in his homework he went home and discovered patterns everywhere.

For additional fun, visit Oliver and his friends online!

Oliver Learns About Patterns is one book in a series of three Oliver books created to educate children about some basic principles of art. The book is just one piece of an entire project that is created to show the power of printed and digital materials in educating children.

Oliver Learns About Patterns  

During his math class Oliver learns about patterns. When assigned with a challenging homework problem he gets the assistance from his art te...